Operation Food Search Announces New Board Members

Dr. Art McCoy, John Nations join St. Louis non-profit organization's board

Online PR News – 11-February-2019 – St. Louis, MO – Operation Food Search (OFS), a non-profit hunger relief organization, recently named Dr. Art McCoy and John Nations to its board. Board members are eligible to serve two consecutive three-year terms.

Dr. McCoy is the Jennings School District Superintendent of Schools. He is a nationally recognized educator with a passion for severing attainment gaps that exist in society. Noted achievements include becoming the youngest and first African-American Superintendent/CEO of Ferguson-Florissant School District at the age of 33. Under his leadership, Hope House II (a homeless shelter) and the Care STL Health Fairview Elementary Clinic were created. During his administration, the 2017 graduating Jennings' class achieved 100% graduation, career and college placement.

John Nations is a Member and Practice Chair of the Business Services Group at Evans & Dixon L.L.C., a full-service business and litigation law firm. He previously served as President and CEO of Bi-State Development and, prior to that, as Mayor of Chesterfield for three terms. Nations has extensive experience counseling clients, as well as negotiating opportunities with a range of public officials including Presidential Cabinet Secretaries, federal agency leaders, Governors, state agency leaders, county leaders, municipal officials, and special district leaders.

"Dr. McCoy and Mr. Nations bring a wide array of strengths and diverse talents to our board," said OFS" Executive Director Kristen Wild. "We are excited to welcome them to our agency's board, and we look forward to working with them for many years to come."

Founded in 1981, Operation Food Search (OFS) is a hunger relief organization that provides food and nutrition education. With a strategic focus aimed at ending childhood hunger, OFS empowers families with a range of programs and services proven to reduce food insecurity and increase access to healthy and affordable food. The agency helps feed more than 200,000 individuals on a monthly basis - one-third of which are children - through a network of 330 community partners in 31 Missouri and Illinois counties. Operation Food Search is located at 1644 Lotsie Blvd. For more information, call (314) 726-5355 or visit http://www.OperationFoodSearch.org.